By Tony Kushner

HBO movies will current Angels in America, directed by way of Mike Nichols from Tony Kushner’s personal model of his Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning play Angels in the US: A homosexual Fantasia on nationwide Themes. The outstanding solid beneficial properties Al Pacino, Meryl Streep, Emma Thompson, Mary Louise Parker, Jeffrey Wright, Justin Kirk, Ben Shenkman, Patrick Wilson, James Cromwell, Michael Gambon and Simon Callow.

Angels in America is likely one of the such a lot amazing and celebrated performs of our time. Over 350,000 copies were offered in paperback seeing that their unique book in 1993.

Praise for the play:

"Angels in the US is the broadest, private, so much looking American play of our time."—Jack Kroll, Newsweek

"A immense, marvelous play . . . provocative, witty and deeply frightening . . . a looking and radical rethinking of Ameri-can political drama."—Frank wealthy, The ny Times

"Something infrequent, harmful and harrowing…a roman candle hurled right into a drawing room . . . "—Nicholas de Jongh, London night Standard

"Playful and profound, extravagantly theatrical and deeply religious, witty, and compassionate, livid and exceedingly shrewdpermanent . . . It’s very unlikely to visualize an individual captivated by way of the start now not wanting—needing—to return for the end."—Linda Winer, Newsday

"An drastically remarkable paintings of the mind's eye and mind, a towering instance of what theatre stretched to its complete capability can achieve."—Clifford A. Ridley, Philadelphia Inquirer

"Perestroika is a masterpiece."—John Lahr, New Yorker

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Forget it. LOUIS: Republican? Not Republican? Or . . JOE: What? LOUIS: What? JOE: Not gay. I'm not gay. LOUIS: Oh. Sorry. (Blows his nose loudly) It's just . . JOE: Yes? LOUIS: Well, sometimes you can tell from the way a person sounds that ... I mean you sound like a . . JOE: NO I don't. Like what? LOUIS: Like a Republican. (Little pause. Joe knows he's being teased; Louis knows he knows. ) 35 ANGELS IN AMERICA JOE (Making sure no one else is around): Do I? Sound like a. . LOUIS: What? Like a .

Joe's a very normal man, he . . Oh God. Oh God. He. . Do homos take, like, lots of long walks? 39 ANGELS IN AMERICA PRIOR: Yes. We do. In stretch pants with lavender coifs. I just looked at you, and there was . . HARPER: A sort of blue streak of recognition. PRIOR: Yes. HARPER: Like you knew me incredibly well. PRIOR: Yes. HARPER: Yes. I have to go now, get back, something just . . feh apart. Oh God, I feel so sad . . PRIOR: I . . I'm sorry. I usually say, "Fuck the truth," but mostly, the truth fucks you.

Why are you wearing makeup? PRIOR: I was in the process of applying the face, trying to make myself feel better—I swiped the new fall colors at the Clinique counter at Macy's. (Showing her) HARPER: YOU stole PRIOR: I these? was out of cash; it was an emotional emergency! HARPER: Joe will be so angry. I promised him. No more pills. PRIOR: These pills you keep alluding to? 37 ANGELS IN AMERICA HARPER: Valium. PRIOR: And HARPER: I take Valium. Lots of Valium. you're dancing as fast as you can. I'm not addicted.

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